The Peñon del Santo in Almuñecar
El Peñon Del Santo (the "Rock of Christ") is a series of rocks jutting out to the Mediterranean Sea from the Almuñecar Old Quarter. It is the most characteristic view of Almuñecar shown in travel guides and other panoramic photos because of its dramatic beauty and uniqueness.
An attractive park with wide stairs is built on the Peñon. Climb up to the top of the Peñon for spectacular views of the Old Town, the coastline and the sea.
Historic Relics Found on the Peñon
A Cross of Remembrance...The large cross on top of the Peñon, facing south towards Morocco, marks the defeat of the Arabs, their surrender at Almuñécar, and the beginning of Christian rule in 1489. It was originally erected in 1900.
To get there, simply walk to the coast and look for the large series of rocks jutting out into the sea.
Leave Your Own Remembrance...As is the custom in many European towns and cities, especially in Paris, young lovers have started the trend in Almuñécar of attaching a lock to the top of the Peñon gates and throwing away the key.
The beauty of Almuñécar is spectacular and it's as good a place as any to fall in love, make a promise and never to forget....
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